09Nov2016

Momentum growing in climate mitigation business

After the successful Paris climate agreement, the momentum in finding and developing solutions is growing within countries, cities and companies. The growth of companies participating We Mean Business coalition is a direct indication of this. Altogether 471 leading companies with a total revenue of over US$8.000 billion and 183 investors managing assets of over US$ 20.000
  • 9 Nov, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • climate, Stora Enso, We Mean Business,
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04Oct2016

Henrik Ehrnrooth to become Climate Leadership Council’s new Chairman of the Board

Climate Leadership Council (CLC), which develops business solutions to address climate change, has elected new members to its Board of Directors to replace those members retiring by rotation and has decided its core projects for next year. The Council’s focus in 2017 will be on contributing to defining Finland’s carbon neutrality strategy as part of
  • 4 Oct, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • board, carbon-neutrality, climate, Ehrnrooth, strategy,
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12Sep2016

Basics on climate change to be tackled with an open course

Finland needs a new generation of climate change experts. We are facing such enormous social change that climate change will not be solved by technology alone; instead, each and every field and expert must have a clear understanding of the cause-and-effect relationships involved. This requires a whole new kind of broad-ranging expertise. In response to
  • 12 Sep, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • climate, cooperation, education, ilmastonmuutoksen hillintä, mitigation,
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30Jun2016

Sitra: S Group has reduced its energy use by 30% in 5 years

S Group maintains over 1,600 locations all over Finland and is the country’s largest non-industrial consumer of electricity. In recent years, the co-operative group has systematically looked for ways to reduce energy consumption in its stores, restaurants, hotels, service stations and logistics centres. Senior Vice President, Sustainability and CSR at S Group, Lea Rankinen, says this
  • 30 Jun, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • climate, emissions, energy, footprint, wind,
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28Jun2016

Sitra: SKF helps its customers reduce their emissions

A company trying to reduce its carbon footprint usually focuses on reducing the carbon dioxide emissions produced by its own operations. Engineering company SKF wanted to take the next step and also help client companies to reduce their own emissions. SKF Finland’s Managing Director Vesa Alatalo says that increasing the carbon handprint, i.e. promoting positive environmental
  • 28 Jun, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • carbon-neutrality, climate, emissions,
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23Jun2016

Sitra: Ensto’s management model inspires innovation

Ensto’s management model is based on customer needs, offering solutions that emphasize energy efficiency and sustainable development. The company is one of the industry leaders in energy efficiency, sustainable development and smart power grid solutions. Focusing on products that promote carbon neutrality has been a clear strategic choice for the company, says Matti Rae, Director of New Techonologies
  • 23 Jun, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • business, carbon-neutrality, climate, energy, leadership, low-carbon,
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16Jun2016

Sitra: Ilmarinen is reducing the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company has made environmental and social sustainability and the principles of good governance an integral part of its investment strategy. One of the key goals is to reduce the climate impact of its investments. According to Tiina Landau, Senior Advisor, Responsible Investments at Ilmarinen, the most effective way to reduce the
  • 16 Jun, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • climate, divestment, fund, investment, risk, sustainability,
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14Jun2016

Sitra: Gasum is building a future for biogas

Energy company Gasum places emission-free biogas at the centre of its strategy, alongside liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas. The vision is to build a gas ecosystem, with the aim of establishing a carbon-neutral society. In recent years, the state-owned company has shifted its operational focus more towards biogas and LNG. Olga Väisänen, the Vice President
  • 14 Jun, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • business, climate, ecosystem, gas, natural gas, strategy,
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23May2016

Vaisala: Future of Renewable Energy

The business of renewable energy had a great 2015, with record global investment of $329 billion, installing 64 GW of wind and 57 GW of solar generation capacity, roughly enough new electricity generation to meet the demand of half the residents of the United Kingdom. One of the factors driving the growth of renewables is
  • 23 May, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
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  • climate, ilmastonmuutoksen hillintä, mitigation, power plants, renewable energy, renewables,
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